Heliotrope Architects designed the 'Suncrest Residence,' an eco-friendly residence located on Washington's Orcas Island.
Surrounded by a majestic pacific madrone forest, the home is a work of architecture that takes the ecologically sensitive site into consideration. In order to optimize for the view, the home is located in a rocky clearing that keeps the sea line visible. To remove as few trees as possible, the home wraps around an outcropping rock. Stormwater issues were addressed by piping rain leaders into a nearby pond, allowing for natural filtration. A roof garden deals with the excess.
The architects oriented the home along a narrow floorplan that allows every room a view of the sea, without compromising the overall connection to the forest. Wood and concrete were chosen as materials that would harmonize with the environment.
Stats for Ecological Forest Abodes
Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 10,076 clicks in 90 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Eco-friendly Residence
Related: 103 examples / 79 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
Comparison Set: 38 similar articles, including: luxurious eco abodes, energy-efficient urban homes, and scrap-constructed residences.
Ecological Forest Abodes
More Stats +/-
Energy-Efficient Urban Homes
Luxurious Eco Abodes
Portable Solar Abodes
Contemporary Cliffside Abodes